From Lattes

French Camargue by canal boat

Departing from our base in Lattes, enter the untamed Camargue. The landscapes here are extraordinary but not so remote that you can’t opt for a day on the beach if you feel like it.

Canal boat holidays in the Camargue in a few words…

Taking the Canal du Rhône à Sète from Lattes towards Aigues-Mortes, you enter the wild and beautiful landscape of the Petite Camargue. From the canal you can watch one of the most beautiful spectacles that the local flora and fauna have to offer: pink flamingos, herons, European bee-eaters on the one hand, herds of semi-wild horses and bulls on the other, freely co-existing. From Cap d’Agde to the Camargue, only a thin strip of white sand separates the Mediterranean Sea from the canals and lagoons that you sail through. From Lattes, just outside Montpellier, enjoy going for a dip at Palavas-les-Flots. On the Thau Basin, follow the channel to reach Agde, a city founded by the Greeks.

Landscape of the Camargue in the South of France

The
highlights of Lattes

  • Many beaches can be easily reached by boat
  • Enjoy both Camargue and Canal du Midi with a one-way cruise to Argens

our routes departing from Lattes

The routes shown are only suggestions; don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise.

Where Languedoc meets Provence

Waterway Canal du Rhône à Sète
Itinerary Lattes Aigues Mortes St Gilles Beaucaire Gallician Lattes

Waterway

Canal du Rhône à Sète

Itinerary

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Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
3h / day
Distance traveled
158 km return trip
Number of locks
4
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Aigues Mortes

Aigues-Mortes may be a small town with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, but it's crammed with history. Founded by Saint Louis, it has well-preserved ramparts, towers, churches and an arena. A brilliant stopover on your canal boat cruise.

St Gilles

Saint-Gilles was one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the 12th century. Its abbey church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the architecture is worth a visit.

Beaucaire

Where Languedoc meets Provence, you'll love Beaucaire with its many influences. Tie up your license-free boat here to visit the town's museums and enjoy its special atmosphere.

Gallician

All Camargue boating holidays should include a stop at Gallician. It's the ideal place to recharge your batteries or sample a few bottles of Costières de Nîmes, the local wine.

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Maritime outing

Waterway Canal du Rhône à Sète, Canal du Midi
Itinerary Lattes Aigues Mortes Bouzigues Thau BasinAgde Béziers Le Somail Argens

Waterway

Canal du Rhône à Sète, Canal du Midi

Itinerary

Lattes ...Argens
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h / day
Distance traveled
185 km one way
Number of locks
17
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Aigues Mortes

Aigues-Mortes may be a small town with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, but it's crammed with history. Founded by Saint Louis, it has well-preserved ramparts, towers, churches and an arena. A brilliant stopover on your canal boat cruise.

Bouzigues

The village of Bouzigues, with its characteristic tang of the sea, has been home to oyster farming on the Thau lagoon since 1925. Today it produces almost 12,000 tonnes of oysters per year.

Thau Basin

During your canal boat holiday you will cross the Thau Basin with its exceptional biodiversity. Self-drive boat crews are always impressed by this extraordinary stretch of water.

Agde

The town of Agde, with its historic buildings of black basalt, is known as “the black pearl of the Mediterranean”. It’s also the perfect place to stop for a while to enjoy the Mediterranean during your self-drive boat holiday.

Béziers

Sometimes called France’s oldest town, Béziers is a popular stopover for canal boats and is packed with history and culture Rugby, wine and bullfighting festivals are also important features of life in the town.

Le Somail

The village of Le Somail is a 'must-see' on your canal boat cruise. Explore its little terraces along the Canal du Midi, the grocery barge or the second-hand bookseller – a big attraction for rare book hunters.

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Argens

Relax and escape

Waterway Canal du Rhône à Sète, Petit-Rhône
Itinerary Lattes Aigues Mortes Gallician Villeneuves-lès-Maguelones Lattes

Waterway

Canal du Rhône à Sète, Petit-Rhône

Itinerary

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Duration of stay
Week-end
Navigation time
3h30 / day
Distance traveled
56 km return trip
Number of locks
2
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Aigues Mortes

Aigues-Mortes may be a small town with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, but it's crammed with history. Founded by Saint Louis, it has well-preserved ramparts, towers, churches and an arena. A brilliant stopover on your canal boat cruise.

Gallician

All Camargue boating holidays should include a stop at Gallician. It's the ideal place to recharge your batteries or sample a few bottles of Costières de Nîmes, the local wine.

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If you want to book this cruise
Browse online the availabilities

our boats available

Departing from our Lattes base, we can offer the range of canal boats shown below. To see the full range of cruises available, please see our self-drive boat pages or contact our team who can help you to choose.

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Your departure
base Lattes

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
Port Ariane – Rue de la Capitainerie
34970 – Lattes
FRANCE

If you have already booked your cruise and you want to reach your departure base:

+33 (0) 4 67 20 24 12

lattes@locaboat.com

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